Perched on the hillsides overlooking the Rio Tejo, and in close proximity to gorgeous Southern-European beaches, Portugal's capital city is a heady mix of ancient ruins, eccentric street life, and colonial cathedrals. Lisbon is a step into Europe with a laid-back vibe.
September 2019, May 2020, Fall 2020 (Month TBD)
THE Lisbon EXPERIENCE
What is it actually like to live in Lisbon? Where can one month take you? In Lisbon, you are immersed in history the moment you step outside. Together, the group will take a Portuguese language crash course, will embark on tours of historic downtown, as well as of Lisbon’s famed food, wine pastries, and explore the country on a day trip to nearby beaches and/or castles. The best way to get a true taste of local life in Lisbon, however, is through skills-based volunteering. Set up a chat with the team to learn more about ‘a day in the life’.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
You will live, work and travel with a group of diverse remote professionals. Each week, in a group dinner participants have a chance to try a new local flavor, and get to know other participants in the program. We’ll discuss our experiences from the week and invite guests from the community to join us.
VWI is your cultural insider. We'll help you dig deeper into the local culture by providing you access to the best local events and by offering trips and activities for the whole group. You will also have the opportunity to learn Portuguese through immersion or through lessons arranged by VWI with a tutor.
Accommodation + Workspace
We make working abroad easy, You will live in 2-3 bedroom apartments with private rooms. You have access to a workspace with high-speed internet. All of our apartments also have high-speed internet, backup internet, and dedicated workspace suited to working from home.
Support + Convenience
No-fret travel with full support. VWI staff will be available throughout the program, beginning before participants depart for your destination to assist with booking flights, information on visas, vaccinations, etc. In country, staff is available to support for any need.
Travel is an investment in oneself. The one-month program fee for Lisbon is $2,400 (2019) or $2,575 (2020), with a discount for each additional month. All signs ups 4+ months in advance will receive a $250 discount on program fee. Sign up for any 2020 program before January 1st and receive a New Year’s Discount of $300!